Thomas J. Paterson

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Thomas Jefferson Paterson, sometimes misspelled Patterson, (April 10, 1805 – February 15, 1885), was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Paterson was born in Lisle, New York and attended public schools.

Paterson was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845). He was engaged as a land agent in Rochester, New York.

State Senator John E. Paterson (born 1800) was his brother; Congressman John Paterson (1744–1808) and State Senator Caleb Hyde were his grandfathers.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Timothy Childs
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district

1843–1845
Succeeded by
Elias B. Holmes